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Mwanaisha is a married woman with nine children, all of whom still attend school and are still under her care. They live at their own house that has neither electricity nor piped water. Mwanaisha's greatest monthly expenses are food and school fees.

Mwanaisha operates a clothes-selling business, where she sells clothes at the market to her town dwellers and her neighbours. She cites her major challenge to be the rate of stock turnover, which is affected by seasons.

With the loan she is requesting, Mwanaisha wants to purchase one bale of clothes for resale. She decided to join Yehu to access loans in order to boost her business.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 564
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $49,820,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 84.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mwanaisha to purchase one bale of clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014